The Highest Compliment
The best holiday present I got this year was messages like these.
Of Corpses and Kimonos
Masako Hojo was not a walking corpse. Not that you'd know it, from the way I drew her clothes.
Nog Prize #2
In which I am corrected as to Mongolian wrestling!
Clearing the record on Nzinga and others
I’ve made corrections to almost all of the entries since initially launching this last Wednesday. I highly recommend going back…
The Chinese Sex Workers Who Helped Topple a Dynasty
The founders and members of the Chinese Women's Espionage Training Institute? Shanghai sex workers.
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
Roundly-despised and unfairly-maligned seductress of the bible who ran afoul of the wrong priests.
Revolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
When her brother was killed, this pharaoh took her time cooking up revenge.